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Help in Alzheimer's fight

When my mother-in-law was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, she was given a prescription for Aricept (which might help control symptoms, but does not slow the progression of the disease), and was told to come back in six months...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-08-16/help-alzheimers-fight
Early-onset Alzheimer's patients want support group in Augusta

...one that already exists in metro Atlanta. For many newly diagnosed patients, they get the diagnosis and a prescription for Aricept, one of the two classes of medication approved to treat symptoms but not cure it, and are told to come back in a few months...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-11-08/early-onset-alzheimers-patie
Researchers focusing on ways to slow Alzheimer's

...Today, there are only two sanctioned drugs, Cognex and Aricept, to give patients perhaps a year of stability before their...Dr. Rick L. Smith, the medical director, uses the drug Aricept as a standard treatment for those with mild to moderate cases...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/29/ent_243157.shtml
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FDA advisers evaluate drug to slow late-stage Alzheimer's

...most challenging problem facing the drug, some of the agency's advisers said Wednesday. Today's Alzheimer's drugs - Aricept, Exelon, Reminyl and Cognex - delay the breakdown of a brain chemical called acetylcholine that is vital for nerve cells...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/25/tec_391241.shtml
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Search for cause progresses

...multiple forms and thus could have multiple causes, Dr. Hill said. Currently, the only two drugs approved to treat it - Aricept and Cognex - don't stop the disease process and only temporarily improve thinking in some people by raising the amount of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/08/20/tec_296226.shtml
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New study seeks key to onset of Alzheimer's

...given donepezil, known by the prescription name Aricept, Dr. Zamrini said. Aricept is one of the few drugs shown to help preserve...nursing home placement," Dr. Zamrini said. Aricept, known generically as donepezil, is an acetylcholinesterase...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/05/tec_263015.shtml
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Scientists seek patients for Alzheimer's test

...high-dose vitamin E, the current Alzheimer's medication Aricept or a dummy pill. Results are expected by 2003. For information...damage that has been found in Alzheimer's patients' brains. Aricept inhibits the breakdown of acetylcholine, a brain chemical...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/20/tec_256795.shtml
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Psychiatrists recommend Alzheimer's patients give up driving

...slowed the loss of patients' ability to bathe, dress and do other tasks. It did not aid memory, but two drugs, Cognex and Aricept, do mildly help some patients' mental capacity. When and how to get patients out of the driver's seat, however, topped...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/05/01/ent_207570.shtml
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Experimental drug may help slow mental decline in mild Alzheimer's

...and Alzheimer's is the most common type. In the U.S., about 5 million have Alzheimer's. Current medicines, such as Aricept and Namenda, just temporarily ease symptoms. There is no known cure.Solanezumab is one of three drugs in late-stage testing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2012-10-08/experimental-drug-may-help-slow-men
For the record

...count of possession of a dangerous drug (Zantac, containing ranitidine hydrochloride; Tequin, containing gatifloxacin; Aricept, containing donepezil; and Mellaril, containing thioridazine hydrochloride) Johnnie Albert Pratt Jr., 19, of the 2100...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/11/ric_80925.shtml
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